Category Archives: Reader’s Digest

Books Teach Something

I don’t think there is any book that can’t teach you something, even if it is how not to tell a story. Mary Higgins Clark, from By the Book, requoted from Reader’s Digest, July/August 2016 issue, page 29.

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Temper and Passion

I never liked anyone who didn’t have a temper. If you don’t have any temper, you don’t have any passion. Michael Bloomberg, on ABC’s television program “20/20”, quoted in “Reader’s Digest”, April 2002, pg. 61

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The Reward For Conformity

The reward for conformity was that everyone liked you except yourself. Rita Mae Brown, “Reader’s Digest”, January 2002

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Parenting is not an intellectual endeavor. It does not emanate from the head. If it did, the smartest people would be the best parents, and I have never noticed that. Good parenting is a matter of how rooted you are … Continue reading

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Two Halves Do Not Make a Whole

An intimate relationship does not banish loneliness. Only when we are comfortable with who we are and can function independently in a healthy way, can we truly function within a relationship. Two halves do not make a whole when it … Continue reading

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The ability to focus attention on important things is a defining characteristic of intelligence. Robert J. Shiller, “Irrational Exuberance”, quoted from “Reader’s Digest”, November 2000

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True Test of Honesty

Being truthful when you know it will cost you, is the true test of honesty. Dave Weinbaum, “Reader’s Digest”, July 2000

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When We Forgive

When we forgive, we free ourselves from the bitter ties that bind us to the one who hurt us. Claire Frazier Yzaguirre, “Reader’s Digest”, April 2000

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Love That Lasts and Grows

First love…may cut and mark us the deepest, but love that lasts and grows does so because it joins and nurtures what is dearest, finest and noblest in two people. And because it understands and forgives what is less so. … Continue reading

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Accomplishing a Dream

A dream is something you feel so strongly about that you see yourself accomplishing it. “Sugar” Ray Robinson, as quoted by Florence Griffith Joyner (Flo Jo) in “Reader’s Digest”, August 1998 “Sugar” Ray Robinson Florence Griffith Joyner (Flo-Jo)

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